CEDIA has raised a grand total of £7,050 for Macmillan Cancer Support, following its recent charity cycle ride and Silent Auction at the CEDIA Awards 2017.
The charity events were hosted to honour and remember five colleagues and industry peers who had sadly passed away in the last two years - Suzanne Collin, Carmen Greenway, Bob Hobson, Alan Roser, and Peter Lawn.
On Saturday 16th September, CEDIA hosted a charity cycle ride which took place around Grafham Water Park in Huntingdon. Around 40 people attended the event, with some enjoying a 9 mile fun ride, whilst others endured a more challenging 50 mile cycle sportive style ride. With industry friends and family paying to take part, buying the commemorative cycling shirt, and donating to the JustGiving page, CEDIA was able to raise a generous amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thirteen companies supported the charity cycling event including; AWE Europe Ltd, CEDIA, Core Publications, Habitech, Invision UK Ltd, Meridian Audio Limited, Moss Technical Services Ltd, Pulse Marketing Ltd, Sphere Custom Design, The Cinema Designer, Visualization, Wildwood PR Ltd, and Wyrestorm. CEDIA would like to say a huge thank you to these sponsors for the support and generosity that they have shown.
CEDIA also held a silent charity auction at the CEDIA Awards 2017, which was well supported by the industry and saw even more money being donated to Macmillan. Over 450 guests attended the CEDIA Awards 2017 which took place on Friday 29th September 2017.
“We are so thankful for the support and generosity that the industry has shown, and are delighted to have raised over £7,000 for the charity” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “The industry has turned out in force to support this initiative and remember our friends who we have sadly lost. It’s truly heart-warming to see the thoughtfulness and dedication of our industry. We are looking forward to building on this goodwill with similar charity events in the future.”
Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only the patients who live with cancer: carers, families and communities also need help coping. Macmillan provides support every step of the way, through funding nurses and other specialist health care professionals, along with building cancer care centres. They also allow those affected to have non-medical care, such as practical support at home, helping give a main carer precious time off, or a lift to hospital. People can also benefit from financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so Macmillan gives benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.